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- The Man Who Bent Light: The Father of Fibre Optics by Narin Singh KapanyCall Number: QC16.K37 M36 2021ISBN: 9788195256600Publication Date: 2022-03-14The father of fiber optics, Narinder Singh Kapany was also an inventor, art collector, sculptor, farmer, entrepreneur, teacher, and a successful businessman. His life, illuminated in his singular memoir, is a life like no other.
- Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe by Shohini GhoseCall Number: QC15 .G48 2023ISBN: 9780262048316Publication Date: 2023-10-17Quantum physicist Shohini Ghose brings together the stories of women physicists and astronomers from around the world to celebrate their indelible scientific contributions. Her Space, Her Time is a collective story of scientific innovation, inspirational leadership, and overcoming invisibility.
- Life on Other Planets: A Memoir of Finding My Place in the Universe by Aomawa ShieldsCall Number: QB36.S558 A3 2023ISBN: 0593299183Publication Date: 2023-07-11A stunning and inspiring memoir charting a life as an astronomer, classically-trained actor, mother, and Black woman in STEM, searching for life in the universe while building a meaningful life here on Earth. It is about the possibility of living between multiple worlds and not choosing--but instead charting a new path entirely.
- Splinters of Infinity: Cosmic Rays and the Clash of Two Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists over the Secrets of Creation by Mark WolvertonCall Number: QC485 .W625 2024ISBN: 9780262048828Publication Date: 2024-03-12The riveting story of a modern age scientific feud between two Nobel Prize-winning scientists over the nature of cosmic rays and the universe: Robert Millikan (1868-1953) and Arthur Compton (1892-1962).

- Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson; Avis LangCall Number: UG1523 .T97 2018ISBN: 9780393064445Publication Date: 2018-09-11In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war.
- Introduction to Simulations of Semiconductor Lasers by Marek S. WartakCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781032209043Publication Date: 2024-02-01Introductory textbook that needs only a familiarity with the basics of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. The book transitions from textbook explanations, equations, and formulas to ready-to-run numeric codes that enable the visualization of concepts and simulation studies.
- Multi-Dimensional Vibrational Circular Dichroism by Hisako Sato; Jun Yoshida; Akihiko YamagishiCall Number: eBookISBN: 9789819703906Publication Date: 2024-03-30VCD spectroscopy is applied to topics involving flexible fibrils of gels, chiral molecules, and the build-up of supramolecular chirality in molecular crystals. The last part of the book presents the possibility of medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease through multi-dimensional VCD analyses.
- The Physics of Supernovae and their athematical Models by Aksenov, Alexey G.Call Number: QB843.S95 A25 2024ISBN: 9789811285097Publication Date: 2024-01-01Opens with a non-formal introduction into the basics of supernovae and Boltzmann kinetic equations, follows with computational physics, and closes with original thoughts regarding burning in degenerate carbon-oxygen cores, neutrino transport in Type II supernovae, aspherical nucleosynthesis in a core-collapse supernova, and more.
- Space Data Management by Agostino Cortesi (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9789819700400Publication Date: 2024-03-14The quality and quantity of space data poses new and specific challenges to the scientific community, covering the entire life cycle of space data management and with a need for an interdisciplinary approach.
- Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse TysonCall Number: CB478 .T96 2022ISBN: 9781250861504Publication Date: 2022-09-20When our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Neil deGrasse Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment--a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.
- Introduction to Dynamical Wave Function Collapse by Philip PearleCall Number: ORDERED, IN TRANSITISBN: 9780198901372Publication Date: 2024-04-30Shows how 'Continuous Spontaneous Localization' (CSL) theory allows Quantum Theory to describe what actually happens, rather than what might happens in the realm of quantum theory.
- Two-Dimensional Materials for Nonlinear Optics by Qiang Wang (Editor); Hao-Li Zhang (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9783527350599Publication Date: 2023-10-02Comprehensive resource covering concepts, perspectives, and skills required to understand the preparation, nonlinear optics, and applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and single elemental 2D materials.
- Climate Change for Astronomers by Rector, TravisCall Number: eBook / ORDERED, IN TRANSITISBN: 9780750337250Publication Date: 2024-08-15Intended to help astronomers to be better educators and communicators about the causes and consequences of climate change. This book also discusses how climate change is impacting astronomy as a profession, as well as ways that astronomy can reduce its carbon emissions.
- An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology by Jerzy Plebanski; Andrzej KrasinskiCall Number: QC173.6 .P64 2024ISBN: 9781009415620Publication Date: 2024-06-06Thorough introduction to the tools of general relativity and relativistic cosmology. Assuming familiarity with advanced calculus, classical mechanics, electrodynamics and special relativity.
- Statistical Mechanics of Phases and Phase Transitions by Steven A. Kivelson; Jack Mingde Jiang; Jeffrey ChangCall Number: QC175.16.P5 K58 2024ISBN: 9780691249735Publication Date: 2024-06-25Undergraduate introduction to the statistical mechanics of phase transitions, focusing on the basic principles for classifying distinct thermodynamic phases and the critical phenomena associated with transitions between them.
- Escape from Shadow Physics by Adam Forrest KayCall Number: ORDERED, IN TRANSITISBN: 9781541675780Publication Date: 2024-06-18The received wisdom in quantum physics is that quantum objects--indeed, reality itself--aren't real unless shaped by human measurement. Kay asserts reality is predictable and independent of human measurement by drawing attention back to the long-overlooked quantum theory of pilot waves.

- Quantum Measurement: Theory and Practice by Andrew N. Jordan; Irfan A. SiddiqiCall Number: QC174.17.M4 J67 2024ISBN: 9781009100069Publication Date: 2024-02-15Offers a physics-first approach to quantum measurement, covering topics like weak measurements, quantum trajectories, and stochastic path integrals. Ideal for physics students seeking a concise exploration of measurement theory.
- Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields in Layered Media by Vladimir Okhmatovski; Shucheng ZhengCall Number: QC665.E4 O55 2024ISBN: 9781119763192Publication Date: 2024-04-23Comprehensive overview of algorithms and numerical methods for computing electromagnetic fields in multi-layered media. The book covers topics such as Maxwell’s equations, Green’s functions, dipole radiation, integral equations, and rational function fitting.
- Statistical Thermodynamics: An Information theory Approach by Christopher AubinCall Number: QC311.5 .A93 2024ISBN: 9781394162277Publication Date: 2024-03-06Explores entropy using an information theory perspective, providing a solid foundation for thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. It includes online resources, unique calculations, discussions on statistical systems, and practical insights into classical and quantum statistics.
- Studies in Theoretical Physics, Volume 2 by Daniel ErensoCall Number: QC20 .E742 2024ISBN: 9780750348591Publication Date: 2024-05-14Provides the mathematical tools to physics or engineering students to understand tensor calculus and its application. This supports coursework in general relativity, electromagnetism, fluid dynamics, quantum information theory and quantum field theory, solid mechanics, crystallography, continuum mechanics, plasma physics, and thermodynamics.
- Practical Partial Discharge Measurement on Electrical Equipment by Greg C. Stone; Andrea Cavallini; Glenn Behrmann; Claudio Angelo SerafinoCall Number: QC701 .S76 2023ISBN: 9781119833314Publication Date: 2023-10-03Offers a comprehensive reference for partial discharge measurement in high voltage equipment. It covers both fundamental concepts and practical applications, including: discharge phenomena (contact sparking and vibration sparking), measurement (electrical, optical, acoustic, and chemical), RF detection (antenna, TEV), instrumentation, and high-voltage equipment.
- Quantum Geometry, Matrix Theory, and Gravity by Harold C. SteinackerCall Number: QC174.17.G46 S74 2024ISBN: 9781009440783Publication Date: 2024-04-30Provides an introduction to quantization in a broad context before developing a framework for quantum geometry in matrix theory and string theory. Taking a physics-oriented approach to quantum geometry, this framework helps explain the physics of Yang-Mills-type matrix models, leading to a quantum theory of space-time and matter.
- Eclipse and Revelation by Henrike Lange (Editor); Tom McLeish (Editor)Call Number: QB541 .E25 2024ISBN: 9780192857996Publication Date: 2024-04-01Offers an interdisciplinary investigation into eclipses that includes voices from across the traditional humanities/sciences academic divisions. The unique view on solar eclipses invites us to imagine a liberated mode of discovery, perception, creativity, knowledge-production, and communal thinking across disciplinary borders.
- Deterministic and Stochastic Modeling in Computational Electromagnetics by Dragan Poljak; Anna Susnjara; Douglas H. Werner (Series edited by)Call Number: QC760 .P625 2024ISBN: 9781119989240Publication Date: 2023-12-07Reference for deterministic models (rely on precisely known inputs) and stochastic models (account for uncertainty or randomness in data inputs) in computational electromagnetics. The book emphasizes a combined approach and covers non-intrusive stochastic methods and examples related to ground penetrating radars, 5G radiation, and more.
- Interpreting Quantum Mechanics by David W. SnokeCall Number: QC174.12 .S58 2024ISBN: 9781009261555Publication Date: 2024-05-16Addresses common claims and misconceptions around quantum mechanics and presents a fresh and modern understanding of this fundamental and essential physical theory. It includes topics like quantum field theory, decoherence, and philosophical interpretations.

- Soft Matter by Wim van Saarloos; Vincenzo Vitelli; Zorana ZeravcicCall Number: QC173.458.S62 V36 2024ISBN: 9780691191300Publication Date: 2024-03-26Covers interdisciplinary topics such as colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, and emerging areas like metamaterials, bioactive systems, and machine learning. Integrates statistical mechanics, dynamical systems, and hydrodynamic approaches.
- Empire of Magnetism by Edward J. GillinCall Number: QC813 .G55 2024ISBN: 9780198890959Publication Date: 2024-03-21During the 1840s and 1850s, the British government financed a network of naval expeditions and colonial observatories to study the planet's magnetism. Edward Gillin argues that the British Magnetic Survey had broader implications over the formation of the 'modern state', the expansion of nineteenth-century empire, and the development of global science.
- A Phenomenological Approach to Quantum Mechanics by Steven FrenchCall Number: QC174.12 .F74 2023ISBN: 9780198897958Publication Date: 2024-02-28Steven French delves into the heart of quantum physics, drawing inspiration from Husserl’s phenomenological philosophy. By reexamining the role of consciousness in resolving the measurement problem, French offers a fresh perspective that challenges conventional views and invites readers to explore the uncharted territories of quantum theory.

Also available as an eBook. - Organizing Color by Timon BeyesCall Number: QC495.8 .B49 2024ISBN: 9781503638303Publication Date: 2024-03-12From Goethe’s chocolate experiments to globalized categories of skin colorism, this book explores how color shapes our social fabric, weaving together art, science, and governance across two centuries.
- Quantum Mechanics with Concept Maps by Michael WickCall Number: QC174.14 .W5413 2024ISBN: 9781009234894Publication Date: 2023-09-30This innovative textbook takes a novel approach to introductory quantum mechanics by utilizing concept maps. These visual structures address non-linear relationships in key mathematical derivations, providing an intuitive and interconnected understanding of quantum concepts.
- A Computational Introduction to Quantum Physics by Sølve SelstøCall Number: QC174.17.M35 S45 2024ISBN: 9781009389631Publication Date: 2024-04-25Discover the quantum world through code! In this engaging textbook, Professor Sølve Selstø introduces an innovative computational approach to quantum mechanics, equipping students with the tools to simulate and visualize quantum phenomena directly.
- Organic Nanochemistry by Yuming ZhaoCall Number: QD251.3 .Z43 2024ISBN: 9781118870457Publication Date: 2024-01-31Discover the cutting-edge world of organic nanochemistry in this comprehensive guide. From modern synthetic reactions to supramolecular strategies and state-of-the-art data analysis, this book equips entry-level practitioners with the essential tools for exploring the fascinating realm of organic nanomaterials and molecular devices.

- Laser-Plasma Accelerators Radiation Sources by Hyung Taek KimCall Number: QC787.P3 K56 2023ISBN: 9780750327015Publication Date: 2024-02-20Describes the laser-plasma interactions mostly driven by ultra-short ultra-intense lasers, including electron acceleration, ion acceleration, and generation of radiations.
- Waves in an Impossible Sea by Matt StrasslerCall Number: QC778 .S77 2024ISBN: 9781541603295Publication Date: 2024-03-05Deftly weaving together daily experience and fundamental physics--the musical universe, the enigmatic quantum, cosmic fields, and the Higgs boson--Strassler shows us how all things, familiar and unfamiliar, emerge from what seems like nothing at all.
- The Beauty of Falling by Claudia de RhamCall Number: QC178 .R55 2024ISBN: 9780691237480Publication Date: 2024-04-02A world-renowned physicist shares captivating stories about her life's pursuit to understand. She found hints of a hidden side to gravity at the particle level where Einstein's theory breaks down, leading her to develop a new theory of "massive gravity."
- Fundamentals of Acoustic Waves and Applications by Sanichiro YoshidaCall Number: eBookISBN: 9783031481994Publication Date: 2024-03-02Yoshida discusses acoustic waves in five chapters: 1. general properties; 2. in fluid and solids; 3. in the air, including analyses of speech and music; 4. in solids; and 5. the transduction of acoustic signals. Chapter 6 presents several techniques used in engineering.
- Space Oddities by Harry CliffCall Number: QB982 .C55 2024ISBN: 9780385549035Publication Date: 2024-03-26Harry Cliff, a physicist who does cutting-edge work on the Large Hadron Collider, provides a riveting look at the universe's most confounding puzzles. With wonder, clarity, and a dose of humor, Cliff investigates the question: are these anomalies accidents of nature, or could they be pointing us toward vast, hidden worlds?
- Electromagnetic Field Near Conducting Half-Space by Yuriy Vasetsky; Artur ZaporozhetsCall Number: eBookISBN: 9783031384226Publication Date: 2023-08-12Devoted to the solution of one general problem of the theory of a three-dimensional quasi-stationary sinusoidal and pulse electromagnetic field.
- Frontiers and Progress of Current Soft Matter Research by Xiang Yang Liu (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9789811592966Publication Date: 2020-12-15Covers some fundamental aspects and frontiers in non-equilibrium physics and soft matter research, with particular attention to new conceptual flexible functional materials and the enriching areas, such as silk meso-molecular materials, molecular gels, liquid crystals, flexible electronics and new types of catalysis, etc.
- Materializing the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by Climerio Paulo da Silva NetoCall Number: eBookISBN: 9783031297960Publication Date: 2023-05-25Offers a history of the instrumentation used to materialize the early thought experiments devised in the Einstein-Bohr disputes over the foundations of quantum mechanics and shows how the WWII and the Cold War fostered the development of quantum instruments.
- Mathematical Modeling of Physical Systems by Adhir Baran Chattopadhyay; Shazia Hasan; Snehaunshu ChowdhuryCall Number: eBookISBN: 9789811975578Publication Date: 2023-03-15Presents mathematical modelling of physical systems by combined approach based on field theory, circuit theory and signal processing.
- Introduction to Optical Quantum Information Processing by Pieter Kok; Brendon W. LovettCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780521519144Publication Date: 2010-04-22Quantum information processing offers fundamental improvements over classical information processing, but the best way to create practical devices is not yet known. This textbook describes the techniques that are likely to be used in implementing optical quantum information processors.
- How the Hippies Saved Physics by David KaiserCall Number: QC15 .K26 2011ISBN: 9780393076363Publication Date: 2011-06-27Dissatisfied and underemployed, an eccentric group of physicists in Berkeley, California, banded together in the 1970s, dubbing themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group," to pursue a wild approach to physics through the lens of Eastern mysticism and mind-reading, discussing the latest research while lounging in hot tubs, laying the groundwork for modern quantum theory.
- Quantum Legacies by David Kaiser; Alan Lightman (Foreword by)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780226819990Publication Date: 2022-06-16A series of engaging essays that explore iconic moments of discovery and debate in physicists' ongoing quest to understand the quantum world. The episodes span the heady 1920s, the dark days of the 1930s, the turbulence of the Cold War, and the peculiar political realities that followed.
- Quantum Machine Learning by Claudio ContiCall Number: QC174.12 .C665 2024ISBN: 9783031442254Publication Date: 2024-01-03Quantum mechanics and machine learning may seem theoretically disparate, but their link becomes clear through the density matrix operator which can be readily approximated by neural network models, permitting a formulation of quantum physics in which physical observables can be computed via neural networks.
- Quantum Mechanics: Formalism, Methodologies, and Applications by P. C. DeshmukhCall Number: QC174.12 .D4546 2023ISBN: 9781316512258Publication Date: 2024-01-04Covers fundamental principles and introduces novel problem-solving techniques for applications in atomic, molecular, and optical sciences, as well as condensed matter and nuclear physics. Relevant for studying atomic structure, dynamics, spectroscopy, or introductory quantum information processing.
- Optimal Mass Transport on Euclidean Spaces by Francesco MaggiCall Number: 9781009179706ISBN: 9781009179706Publication Date: 2023-10-31Discover the fascinating world of optimal mass transport, a field with connections to calculus of variations, partial differential equations, and geometric analysis. In this graduate-level introduction, Maggi explores theoretical foundations and key ideas, focusing on Euclidean settings to build geometric intuition and provide a strong foundation for readers.
- Background Independence in Classical and Quantum Gravity by James ReadCall Number: QC178 .R43 2023ISBN: 9780192889119Publication Date: 2024-02-09Background independence is often hailed as the defining characteristic of general relativity, and a crucial aspect of any candidate quantum extension. In this thought-provoking book, James Read explores various definitions of background independence and evaluates its presence in both classical and quantum theories of gravity.

Also available as an eBook. - Great Mysteries in Astrophysics by Nicole Lloyd-RonningCall Number: QB461 .L56 2022ISBN: 9780750340496Publication Date: 2022-10-11Great Mysteries in Astrophysics delves into the most intriguing gaps in our understanding of the universe. From dark matter to the enigma of black holes, this book explores the cosmic puzzles that continue to captivate astronomers and scientists alike.

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- Density Matrix and Tensor Network Renormalization by Tao XiangCall Number: QC20.7.R43 X53 2023ISBN: 9781009398701Publication Date: 2023-08-31Comprehensive introduction to renormalization group theory of tensor network states. This theory provides a powerful tool for studying quantum many-body problems and a new paradigm for understanding entangled structures of complex systems.
- The Allure of the Multiverse by Paul HalpernCall Number: QB981 .H247 2024ISBN: 9781541602175Publication Date: 2024-01-16Drawing on centuries of disputation and vision, Halpern reveals the variety of multiverses that scientists and popular culture have imagined to make sense of our reality.
- Local Mathematics Local Physics by Benioff, P. A.Call Number: QC20.6 .B46 2024ISBN: 9781800614963Publication Date: 2023-12-01Benioff builds on the idea that the entity that gives substance to both math and physics is the fundamental field, the so-called 'value field'. While exploring this idea, he notes the similarities the value field shares with mysterious phenomena in modern physics such as the Higgs field, and dark energy.
- Rich Quasiparticle Properties in Layered Graphene-related Systems by Chiun-Yan Lin et al.Call Number: QC793.5.Q32 L56 2024ISBN: 9789811277788Publication Date: January 2024Comprehensive exploration of intrinsic and extrinsic interactions on graphene's properties, with coverage of topics such as long-range Coulomb interactions, dynamic charge density waves, Friedel oscillations, plasmon excitations, and topological properties of quasiparticles.
- Atomic Pair Distribution Function Analysis by Simon Billinge; Kirsten JensenCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780198885801Publication Date: 2024-02-23With the advent of advanced sources, computing, and algorithms, the Atomic Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analysis of powder diffraction is now useful for studying the structure of nanocrystals, clusters and molecules, nanoporous materials, and local distortions and defects in crystals. This book addresses a gap in knowledge when using PDF to extract structural information by modeling.
- Characterizing Multiparticle Entanglement Using the Schmidt Decomposition of Operators by Sophia DenkerCall Number: eBookISBN: 9783658432027Publication Date: 2024-01-04Explores the construction of witness operators to detect and quantify quantum multiparticle entanglement based on the fidelity of pure states that mathematically relies on the Schmidt decomposition of vectors.
- Novel Optical Materials by Francesco Simoni; Iam-Choon Khoo; Cesare UmetonCall Number: eBookISBN: 9789811280597Publication Date: 2024-01-01Contributions from active research groups covering several classes of materials and processes, including: nano-structured plasmonic and photonic materials, 2-D materials, photo-polymers, liquid crystals, photo-sensitive and opto-thermal, and other specially engineered materials.
- Phenomenology and Qbism by Philipp Berghofer (Editor); Harald A. Wiltsche (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781032191812Publication Date: 2023-12-05Brings together philosophers and physicists to explore the parallels between Quantum Bayesianism, or QBism, and the phenomenological tradition. It is the first book exclusively devoted to phenomenology and quantum mechanics.
- Photonics Elements for Sensing and Optical Conversions by Nikolay L. Kazanskiy (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9781032572949Publication Date: 2023-12-08Covers a number of a rapidly growing areas of knowledge that may be termed as diffractive nanophotonics. It also discusses in detail photonic components that may find uses in sensorics and optical transformations.
- Quantum Machine Learning by Claudio ContiCall Number: QC174.12 .C665 2024ISBN: 9783031442254Publication Date: 2024-01-03Covers the basics of quantum mechanics and machine learning before exploring: non-classical state representations, with squeezers and beam splitters; boson sampling with neural network models; an overview of quantum computing platforms, and neural network models as a variational ansatz for many-body Hamiltonian ground states with applications to Ising machines and solitons.
- Spectroscopic Measurement by Mark A. LinneCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780443154744Publication Date: 2024-01-12Contains foundational topics associated with optical spectroscopic techniques, covering the basic theory of applied spectroscopy and presenting alternative approaches to understand physical processes such as electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, optics, and radiation.
- Theory of Electromagnetoelasticity Hb by Jiashi YangCall Number: eBookISBN: 9789811281884Publication Date: 2024-01-01Systematic treatment of elastic, electric, and magnetic interactions in solids, including viscoelasticity, electrical conduction, the electromagnetic body force, and a multi-continuum model.
- Surface Engineering of Graphene and Graphene Quantum Dots for Industrial and Medical Applications by Beheshteh Sohrabi (Editor), Sousa Javan Nikkhah (Editor)Call Number: TA455.G65 S87 2024ISBN: 9781527572393Publication Date: 2024-02-12Explores the synthesis, characterization, and applications of graphene and its derivatives. Topics covered include functionalized graphene, graphene quantum dots, novel device fabrication approaches, and diverse applications.
- Heat Transfer Basics by Jamil GhojelCall Number: QC320.34 .G46 2024ISBN: 9781119840268Publication Date: 2023-12-11Covers the essential topics of heat transfer, starting with an introduction that explains its relationship to thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and continuing on to key topics such as free convection, boiling and condensation, radiation, heat exchangers, and more.
- A Modern Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics by Michele MaggioreCall Number: QC631 .M35 2023ISBN: 9780192867421Publication Date: 2023-11-28Begins with rederivations of elementary results of electrostatics and magnetostatics, then covers electrodynamics in material media. This includes Maxwell's equations in material media, frequency dependent response of materials and Kramers-Kronig relations, electromagnetic waves in materials, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation.
- Applied Research in Condensed Matter Physics by Jav Davaasambuu (Editor); Milos Matvija (Editor)Call Number: eBookISBN: 9783036412672Publication Date: 2023-04-17This publication is devoted to modern theoretical and applied research in condensed matter physics and applied engineering materials.
- The Man Who Bent Light by Narin Singh KapanyCall Number: QC16.K37 M36 2021ISBN: 9788195256600Publication Date: 2022-03-14The father of fiber optics, Narinder Singh Kapany was also an inventor, art collector, sculptor, farmer, entrepreneur, teacher, and a successful businessman. His life, illuminated in his singular memoir, is a life like no other
- Spin Glass Theory and Far Beyond by Patrick Charbonneau (Editor)Call Number: QC176.8.S68 S65 2023ISBN: 9789811273919Publication Date: August 2023Overview of the broad range of applications of spin glasses, the anomalous magnetic response of certain magnetic alloys. 30+ contributions are compiled, written by many leading researchers over the last few decades.
- Artificial Intelligence on Dark Matter and Dark Energy by Ariel FernándezCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781032465548Publication Date: 2023-08-24An exploration of AI's interpretation of the Standard Model and the troubling cosmological phenomenology on dark matter and dark energy. Many AI conjectures and validations ultimately make a lot of sense, even if their boldness does not feel altogether "human" yet.
- Her Space, Her Time by Shohini GhoseCall Number: QC15 .G48 2023ISBN: 9780262048316Publication Date: 2023-10-17Quantum physicist Shohini Ghose brings together the stories of women physicists and astronomers from around the world to celebrate their indelible scientific contributions. Her Space, Her Time is a collective story of scientific innovation, inspirational leadership, and overcoming invisibility.
- Life on Other Planets by Aomawa ShieldsCall Number: QB36.S558 A3 2023ISBN: 0593299183Publication Date: 2023-07-11A stunning and inspiring memoir charting a life as an astronomer, classically-trained actor, mother, and Black woman in STEM, searching for life in the universe while building a meaningful life here on Earth. It is about the possibility of living between multiple worlds and not choosing--but instead charting a new path entirely.
- Starstruck by Sarafina El-Badry NanceCall Number: QB36.N33 A3 2023ISBN: 9780593186794Publication Date: 2023-06-06Honest and empowering memoir of overcoming misogyny and racism, anxiety and self-doubt, cancer diagnoses and recovery, to thrive as a woman of color in the field of astrophysics.
- From Spinors to Supersymmetry by H. Dreiner; H. E. Haber; Stephen P. MartinCall Number: QC174.17.S9 D75 2023ISBN: 9780521800884Publication Date: 2023-06-08Comprehensive and pedagogical introduction to supersymmetry and spinor techniques in quantum field theory, with many examples of practical calculations relevant for collider physics signatures, anomalies, and radiative corrections.
- Splinters of Infinity by Mark WolvertonCall Number: QC485 .W625 2024ISBN: 9780262048828Publication Date: 2024-03-12The riveting story of a modern age scientific feud between two Nobel Prize-winning scientists over the nature of cosmic rays and the universe: Robert Millikan (1868-1953) and Arthur Compton (1892-1962).
- Lie Group Analysis of Differential Equations by Ranis IbragimovCall Number: eBookISBN: 9783111387499Publication Date: 2024-03-04Focuses on physical interpretation and visualization of the obtained invariant solutions for nonlinear mathematical modeling of atmospheric and ocean waves. Blends analytical and numerical methods, complemented by the author's work in ocean and atmospheric science.
- The Role of Symmetry in the Development of the Standard Model by Sherwin T. LoveCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781009238427Publication Date: 2024-01-12Symmetry and its various realizations have played a pivotal role in the development of the extremely well tested Standard Model of the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions. In this Element, the author traces the development of the model through the interplay of the different symmetries realized in the various components of the model as well as in other sub-fields of physics.

- Matter and Methods at Low Temperatures by Frank PobellCall Number: QC192 .P63 2007ISBN: 9783540463603Publication Date: 2007-02-15Lively and easy-to-read textbook which covers the major developments in low-temperature physics and technology, and includes an extensive compilation of materials data and relevant new results from thermometry and materials properties.

Also available in print. - Thermal Spreading and Contact Resistance by Yuri S. Muzychka; M. Michael YovanovichCall Number: QC320.2 .M89 2023ISBN: 9781394187522Publication Date: 2023-08-29Essential resource for mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineers working on research in the fields of heat transfer, thermal management of electronics, and tribology; and researches in thermal physics.

Also available in print. - A Course in Quantum Mechanics by John David Jackson; Robert N. Cahn (Editor)Call Number: QC174.12 .J25 2024ISBN: 9781119880387Publication Date: 2023-09-13Notable for its original problems focused on real applications, with many addressing published data in accompanying tables and figures, taken from the notes of John David Jackson, author of the renowned Classical Electrodynamics.
- Gauge Symmetries, Symmetry Breaking, and Gauge-Invariant Approaches by Philipp Berghofer; Jordan François; Simon Friederich; Henrique Gomes; Guy Hetzroni; Axel Maas; René SondenheimerCall Number: QC793.3.G38 B47 2023ISBN: 9781009197229Publication Date: 2023-07-31Reviews the current state of affairs on both the philosophy and the application of gauge symmetries, with particular focus on the circumstances in which the restriction of gauge theories to gauge invariant information on an observable level is warranted.
- Introductory Quantum Optics by Christopher C. Gerry; Peter L. KnightCall Number: QC446.2 .G47 2024ISBN: 9781009415293Publication Date: 2023-11-30Comprehensive introduction to the quantum nature of light, from field quantization, atom-field interactions, and quantum coherence theory, to applications of current research such as quantum interferometry, squeezed light, quantum entanglement, cavity quantum electrodynamics, laser-cooled trapped ions, and quantum information processing.
- Modern Quantum Theory by Reinhold Bertlmann; Nicolai FriisCall Number: QC174.12 .B47 2023ISBN: 9780199683338Publication Date: 2023-11-30Detailed introduction to quantum theory that covers both physical and information-theoretic aspects, with a particular focus on the concept of entanglement and its characteristics, variants, and applications.
- Partial Discharges (PD) by Norasage Pattanadech; Rainer Haller; Stefan Kornhuber; Michael MuhrCall Number: QC701 .P38 2023ISBN: 9781119568452Publication Date: 2023-08-07Comprehensive treatment of partial discharge behavior, measurement techniques, and monitoring strategies. It covers major advancements in the field, explores insulation failure mechanisms, and discusses denoising of measurement data.
- Topological Quantum by Steven H. SimonCall Number: QC174.17.D37 S56 2023ISBN: 9780198886723Publication Date: 2023-12-29Examines the deep connections between the theory of knots, certain phases of matter, and quantum computation. This book elucidates this nexus, drawing in topics ranging from quantum gravity to topology to experimental condensed matter physics.
- General Relativity by Steven CarlipCall Number: QC173.55 .C37 2019ISBN: 9780198822158Publication Date: 2019-03-30Describes gravity as a byproduct of the geometry of spacetime, introducing the principle of equivalence and the universality of gravitational interactions. Covers topics ranging from geodesics and manifolds to the Einstein field equations, gravitational waves, black holes, and cosmology.

Also available in print. - Kinetic Theory and Transport Phenomena by Rodrigo SotoCall Number: QC174.9 .S67 2016ISBN: 9780198716051Publication Date: 2016-06-14Covers topics such as distribution functions, classical transport of charges, the Boltzmann equation for dilute gases, Brownian motion, plasmas, quantum gases, electronic transport in solids, and numerical methods for kinetic theory.

Also available in print. - Laser Physics by Simon Hooker; Colin WebbCall Number: QC688 .H66 2010ISBN: 9780198506928Publication Date: 2010-09-30Covers laser physics, including the interaction of radiation and matter. It discusses various types of lasers (solid-state, semiconductor, and gas lasers). The authors blend fundamental physics with practical applications, covering topics such as high-power fiber lasers, femtosecond lasers, and X-ray lasers.

Also available in print. - The Physics of Nanoelectronics by Tero T. Heikkila; Tero T. HeikkiläCall Number: TK7874.84 .H45 2013ISBN: 9780199592449Publication Date: 2013-04-05Explains physical phenomena in nanoelectronic structures, focusing on low-temperature effects where thermal noise doesn’t fully suppress interesting physics. Topics covered include semiclassical theory of electron transport, quantum interference effects, superconductivity, graphene, and nanoelectromechanics.

Also available in print. - Quantum Confined Laser Devices by Peter BloodCall Number: QC689.55.S45 B56 2015ISBN: 9780199644513Publication Date: 2015-12-22Exploration of the fundamental optical gain and carrier recombination processes in quantum wells and quantum dots. The book covers common device structures, operating characteristics, and includes illustrations and exercises to enhance understanding.

Also available in print. - Band Theory and Electronic Properties of Solids by John SingletonCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780198506454Publication Date: 2001-10-24Covers band theory, electronic properties, and quantum-mechanical training; emphasizes vocabulary related to electronic, optical, and structural properties.
- Introduction to Continuous Symmetries by Franck Laloë; Nicole Ostrowsky (Translator); Daniel Ostrowsky (Translator)Call Number: ORDERED, IN TRANSITISBN: 9783527414161Publication Date: 2023-07-17Shows that quantum mechanics equations emerge from general symmetry considerations, avoiding artificial quantization rules. Covers rotation invariance, irreducible tensor operators, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, and Lie groups, essential for understanding nuclear physics, quantum optics, and solid-state physics.
- Accelerating Expansion by Gordon BelotCall Number: QC6 .B45 2023ISBN: 9780192866462Publication Date: 2023-11-24Explores the philosophical implications of modern cosmology, focusing on the significance of the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe. It delves into topics related to time, geometry, and physics in light of this cosmic phenomenon.

Also available in print. - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Krishnendu Sengupta; Palash B. PalCall Number: QC174.12 .S465 2023ISBN: 9781009338424Publication Date: 2023-11-16Introduction to the basic ideas of quantum mechanics, covers formalism, exactly solvable problems, approximation techniques, and advanced topics.
- Quantum Mechanics: From Analytical Mechanics to Quantum Mechanics, Simulation, Foundations, and Engineering by Mark Julian Everitt; Kieran Niels Bjergstrom; Stephen Neil Alexander DuffusCall Number: QC174.12 .E962 2024ISBN: 9781119829874Publication Date: 2023-09-18Applies classical analytical mechanics to quantum physics, and covers topics such as mathematical background, deductive approaches, pedagogical features, and even introduces Quantum Systems Engineering for applied quantum technology development.
- Spectroscopy by edited by Preeti Gupta, S.S. Das, N.B. SinghCall Number: QC451 .G87 2023ISBN: 9789814968324Publication Date: 2023Includes topics such as rotational, vibrational, Raman, and electronic spectroscopy, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance and Mossbauer spectroscopy. The book assumes readers are familiar with physics fundamentals and aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of spectroscopic techniques

- Polarization Measurement and Control in Optical Fiber Communication and Sensor Systems by X. Steve Yao; Xiaojun (James) ChenCall Number: QC443 .Y36 2023ISBN: 9781119758471Publication Date: 2022-11-22Explores methodologies, techniques, and devices used to address polarization issues in optical communication and sensor systems, including parameter measurement, characterization technologies, and the utilization of polarization for solving problems and enabling new capabilities in communications and sensing.
- Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation by Mark E. TuckermanCall Number: QC174.8 .T83 2023ISBN: 9780198825562Publication Date: 2023-11-01Discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics. It focuses on subjects such as the hard sphere liquid, classical spin models, single quantum particles, and Bose-Einstein condensation. The book synthesizes theory with computational techniques, covering topics like molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, and linear-response theory.
- An Introduction to Vectors, Vector Operators, and Vector Analysis by Pramod S. JoagCall Number: QC20.7.V4 J63 2016ISBN: 110715443XPublication Date: 2016Covers fundamental concepts of vectors and their applications and discusses algebraic operations, Levi-Civita notation, curvilinear coordinate systems (such as spherical polar and parabolic systems), and analytical geometry of curves and surfaces.
- Quantum Theory by Charis AnastopoulosCall Number: QC174.12 .A525 2024ISBN: 9781316518595Publication Date: 2023-08-31Focusing on the probabilistic structure of quantum mechanics and the central role of symmetries, guides readers through the logical development of the theory and delves into past interpretations and current debates on concepts such as quantum information, entanglement, open quantum systems, and quantum measurement theory.
- Fundamentals and Applications of Colour Engineering by Phil Green (Editor)Call Number: QC495 .F85 2024ISBN: 9781119827184Publication Date: 2023-10-16Expert overview of color engineering, including color reproduction, measurement, appearance, and the methods employed. The book also discusses technologies responsible for reproducing color across various devices and color management systems. Notably, it introduces the new ICC.2 architecture and handling HDR images.
- Modern Ferrites: Basic Principles, Processing, and Properties, Volume 1 by Vincent G. Harris (Editor)Call Number: QC766.F3 M634 2023ISBN: 9781118971468Publication Date: 2022-11-14Robust exploration of ferrimagnetics and their applications that delves into the fundamental properties of ferrite systems, including their structure, chemistry, and magnetism. The book covers the latest processing methodologies and emphasizes the unique properties that result. It’s an essential resource for RF engineers, magnetitians, and scientists interested in ferrite materials and emerging technologies.

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